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Mango Crop Report Alert from the National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. 

Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on the week ending 6/18/16 was approximately 3,907,373 boxes.

During the same week last year, volume shipped was approximately 3,157,789 boxes.

Total mango volume arrived at U.S. entry ports as of week 6/18/16 was approximately 54,434,269

Mexico Crop Information

The Mexican season began in January and will run until October with a projection of approximately 66 million boxes.

Mexico's main varieties are Tommy Atkins (38%), Ataulfo (26%), Kent (20%), Haden (7%), Keitt (8%) and other (1%).

Volume shipped on week ending 6/18/16
Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 3,829,982 boxes for a total of 38,929,964 boxes for the season.
During the same week last year, volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 3,014,081 boxes for a total of 44,853,442 boxes.

Haiti Crop Information

The Haitian season began in April and will run until September with a projection of approximately 2.4 millio…


Mango Grower Conference

Registration Open

9:30 a.m. Mango Grower's Summit at Fairchild
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

9:40 a.m. National Mango Board Resources for your Mango Business
Manuel Michel

10:00 a.m. Current Status of Mango in Florida
Jeff Wasielewski, University of Florida/IFAS, Miami-Dade County Extension

10:15 a.m. Mango in California
David Karp, University of California

10:30 a. m. Domestic Mango Production in the Caribbean
Yair Aron, PhD, Martex S.A, Puerto Rico

10:45 a.m. Organic Mango Production
Steven Green, Ph.D. University of Miami

11:00 a.m. Mango Challenges and Alternatives for South Florida
Richard Campbell, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

11:30 a.m. Opportunities for Mango Domestic and Regional
Open Discussion

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Cultivars Suitable for Sustainable, Niche and Organic Production
Noris Ledesma, PhD, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2:00 p.m. The Domestic Mango Grower: How to Compete
Richard Campbell, PhD., Fairchild Tropical Bota…

Waikiki's Moana Surfrider prepares to fete the fruit at a daylong fest

Let's get ready to mango!

Cups of ripe mango are served at a previous mango celebration at Waikiki's Moana Surfrider. This year's event is July 16. (Starwood Hotels & Resorts)

Manic for mangoes? 

You can relish all things mango, from fresh fruit to cocktails to appetizers, as a historic Honolulu hotel pays homage next month to a popular summer fruit in the islands.

Mangoes at the Moana
will bring a daylong celebration on July 16 to Waikiki’s Moana Surfrider resort. 

Most of the activities at the event, now in its eighth year, are free.

The day’s highlight just may be the Mango Throw Down, during which local chefs show off their skills preparing dishes featuring the fruit. 

Participants include Michelle Karr-Ueoka of MW Restaurant, Ed Kenney and Maggie King of Town and Leanne Wong of Koko Head Cafe.

Admission is free to view the cooking competition between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., but guests who want to sample the various creations can do so using tickets that cost $6 a plate. 


Pakistan has largest king mango cluster in the world

Pakistan's king mango cluster, spanning a 370 km area which starts from Kabirwala and culminates at Fazilpur, has been named the largest Mango cluster in the world. 

Despite the huge production, the country only exports 6% and saves the rest for the domestic market.

Director of the Mango Research Institute, Mushtaq Alvi, said there was a bumper crop this year, adding that no consignments were returned due to fruit fly issue last year.

Alvi said that this year's success had been on the back of the recommendation that the Punjab government install up to 10 new hot water treatment plants to replace the existing 9 which were proving ineffective.

Growers were also urged not to plant guava in mango orchards because they attract fruit flies which uses them as breeding grounds. 

They were also instructed to bury the fruit that drops from the trees, a technique which has proven successful, reducing fruit flies by 80%.


Publication date: 6/24/2016…


** Currency declines to lowest-ever level against U.S. dollar

The Mexican peso tumbled after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, triggering a global sell-off in higher-risk assets.

The currency, which traders consider a bellwether for risk because it’s the most liquid in emerging markets, weakened as much as 7.1 percent, the most since October 2008, to an unprecedented 19.5187 per dollar, before recovering to 18.9814 as of 9:20 a.m. London time.

MEXICO Mango supply affected by hectic pricing

Higueral Produce sources its mangos solely from Mexico. 

Their Nayarit supply has been slow in producing and shipping mangos, so the company is looking forward to the new crops from Los Mochis in northern Sinaloa. 

They should begin receiving fresh mangos for the week of June 27 through July 1, which should enable them to receive a more steady supply of the fruit so they can satisfy customer orders. 

Higueral Produce will continue ordering its mangos from its Nayarit source as well.

Carlos Villa of Higueral Produce says that their competitors also source their mangos from the same regions in Mexico – Nayarit, Esquinapa in the northern part of Sinaloa and Los Mochis in the northern part – which are their main producers in this period of time. 

In addition to these two growing areas, the company uses locations in Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit, and Sinaloa. While they have sourced mangos from Chiapas in the past, the company is not doing so at this time.

Villa characterized current pricing as hec…

What to Expect After the Brexit

"What to Expect After the Brexit is republished with permission of Stratfor."


JUNE 24, 2016 | 06:38 GMT


In a historic referendum, British citizens voted to leave the European Union on June 23, with 51.9 percent of voters choosing an exit. For the first time since its creation in the mid-1950s, the bloc will soon lose a member. The move is triggering a chain of events that will be felt around the globe, and it pushes both Britain and the European Union into a prolonged period of uncertainty that will fundamentally change the future of Europe.


The implications of the referendum will become clear in stages

In the immediate term, markets will react negatively to the results. The pound has already fallen by over 10 percent against the dollar and is on track for its worst single-day decline in 45 years. 

Outside the United Kingdom, emerging market currencies and oil prices are also dropping, and stock exchanges around the world are likely to follow, with money…

Chavismo debilitado pierde el pulso en la OEA

by Carlos Vilchez Navamuel • 23 junio, 2016 •

Por Carlos Vilchez Navamuel

El Consejo Permanente de la OEA aprobó el 23 de junio de 2016 estudiar el informe de 132 páginas que elaboró el Secretario General de este organismo, Luis Almagro para analizar el problema en Venezuela donde expone detalladamente la crisis que padece este país.

El periódico venezolano, El Nacional, nos informó ese mismo día cuáles países votaron a favor de discutir la crisis venezolana en la OEA, y explicó que“12 de las 34 naciones fueron las únicas en negarse a escuchar acerca de problemas como la escasez, la falta de independencia en los poderes públicos y la violación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela.”

La votación estuvo así: En contra: Venezuela, Antigua y Barbudas, San Vicente y las Granadinas, San Cristóbal y Nieves, República Dominicana, Nicaragua, Haití, Grenada, El Salvador, Ecuador, Dominica y Bolivia. 

A favor: Uruguay, Surinam, Perú, Paraguay, Panamá, México, Jamaica, Honduras, Guatemala, Estados Unid…

Coca-Cola India hopes Unnati farmers to contribute in making Maaza USD 1 bn brand

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Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS

Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh) June 24 : Beverages major Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd is hoping that the Unnati farms here contribute majorly to make its mango fruit drink Maaza a USD 1 billion dollar brand and also help in localisation of oranges for its Minute Maid orange juice brand said a top company official.

"The two lakh ton mango pulp needed when Maaza becomes a one billion dollar brand is majorly expected from the mangoes grown in Unnati farms. The entire two lakh ton of mango pulp will be for the domestic market,"Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia told reporters here.

Project Unnati is aimed at a large scale adoption of Ultra High-Density Plantation (UHDP) technique, at least in the areas where Jain Irrigation Systems and Coca-Cola have influence.

According to officials, India accounts for 50 percent of the world's mango production but the per acre yield is very low as compared to other coun…